What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
affairs Allies appeared army arrived attack attempt battle beginning Bill body brought Burnet called carried cause century Charles Church command Commons Company condition continued court Crown danger desire doubt duke Dutch enemy England English established five followed force formed France French friends gave give given hand History honour horse House hundred important interests Ireland James king kingdom land letter live London looked lord Louis majesty March Marlborough matters means measure never officers Parliament party passed peace period persons political population present prince principle Protestant queen raised received reign says Scotland sent shillings Spain spirit success taken things thought thousand took town trade treaty troops Union Whigs whole William writes wrote
Page 258 - That in case the Crown and imperial dignity of this Realm shall hereafter come to any person, not being a native of this Kingdom of England, this nation be not obliged to engage in any war for the defence of any dominions or territories which do not belong to the Crown of England, without the consent of Parliament...
Page 177 - And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously, by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?
Page 425 - Yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems And in herself complete, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best.
Page 75 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Page 445 - I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen who settled first at Hull.
Page 76 - ... his peers and according to the known and established laws of this realm, yet nevertheless it being requisite for retaining such forces as are...
Page 29 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Page 439 - He was not without hopes that, by manifesting the dulness of those who had only malice to recommend them, either the booksellers would not find their account in employing them, or the men themselves, when discovered, want courage to proceed in so unlawful an occupation. This it was that gave birth to the 'Dunciad...
Page 438 - As when a skilful cook has trussed a brace of woodcocks, he with iron skewer pierces the tender sides of both, their legs and wings close pinioned to the ribs ; so was this pair of friends transfixed, till down they fell, joined in their lives, joined in their deaths ; so closely joined that Charon would mistake them both for one, and waft them over Styx for half his tire. Farewell, beloved, loving pair ; few equals have you left behind : and happy and immortal shall you be, if all my wit and eloquence...